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What LED are the best

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Ronmat4X2, May 26, 2018.

  1. May 26, 2018 at 6:35 AM
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    Ronmat4X2

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    Want some bright white LED for my 07, any of you have a preference?
     
  2. May 26, 2018 at 6:57 AM
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    Outside? Inside? How much you want to spend?

    You can go from expensive VLEDS to Headlight Revos to SuperBrightLEDs to cheap Amazon ones, input your Tundra year/model. On a budget, Auxito's off Amazon work. Look at around 6000K for white level.

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  3. May 26, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    Lots members here praise VLEDs, but they pricey
     
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  4. May 26, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    Are these Auxitos any good?? Just replace the reg bulbs that are in my 2012 now?
     
  5. May 26, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Bought a cheap set off Ebay, $15, for interior, working great for 3 months now.
    For Brakes, reverse, and cargo went with sylvania off Amazon. For Brakes get red, white looks orange thru lemse.
     
  6. May 26, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    I got some leds last week. Used Hikari 168's from Amazon for interior and cargo bulbs.
    Them jdm astar 921 for back up bulbs. Couldn't be happier. I actually had to remove tgem hikari bulbs from licence plate bulbs because they were too bright and screwed with backup camera clarity.

    ********** do yourself A HUGE favor and remove the fuse when installing the interior bulbs. Also remove the metal shrouds/reflectors. These bulbs are big and if they contact the metal it'll blow a fuse, or 2 or 3 or 4...ask me how I know. Once those reflectors are removed (they are easy to pop out) take a small file and make the holes for the bulbs bigger, much bigger. I'd even use a little bit of hot glue or tape around the edges where the bulbs could contact. It'll save you fuses and frustration !!!!!! DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP WHEN USING THESE HIKARI BULBS

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B076GX32NR?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NPIYDWU?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title
     
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  7. May 26, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    VLED bulbs are probably the best and the price reflects that. on top of a flat rate shipping fee they aren't cheap. But if you want the best get VLED's
    HIKARI and JDM Astar bulbs are very good and available on Amazon prime with free shipping at a lower price point.
     
  8. May 26, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    I've had them in our Tundra and RX350 for a few months, no flickering, bright white. In fact so bright, I often turn them off in the Tundra. I feel like I step into my truck at night and BAM, I'm under interrogation. My wife walks up to the Lexus without touching anything and the doors auto unlock and the inside is super lit up, she loves it. They're cheap so I have a bunch of extras if they fail, none yet. I figure Amazon, don't like'm, return'm but they're fine, so save money for other mods!

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    I have lower LED strips 3M'd like these under the console and seats to light the floor, I mainly use those instead. Cheap ebay hack posi-tapped into the tiny floorboard light near the parking brake. I extended the wire to reach the back.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/4in1-9-LED-...-Light-Lamp-/132477717480?hash=item1ed8498be8

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  9. May 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    I'm just doing headlights and maybe back up lights. VLED How pricey are they?
     
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    Any led headlight bulbs you would suggest?
     
  11. May 26, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Sorry I have 2018 OEM LED headlights, but I would not suggest LED bulbs in mirror housing designed for halogens, it'll severely blind people. Before I put in 2018's, I socketed blue tipped halogens into the original housing which produced a white light. Look up the fitment code for your truck's bulb.
     
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  12. May 26, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    Thanks for your help. One more thing what lights did you use in your grille?
     
  13. May 26, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    Any cheap bar will do that's IP67 water rated unless you're a heavy off-roader and might want something more serious.
    You should check what max length will fit in your truck, 3rd gen is 40". I have this one:
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    I then ran the switch wire through the firewall and bought a aftermarket tab switch, tapped it into the fuse box.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_AVZqezCBE
     
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  14. May 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    True that. I bought their $20 bulbs for my cargo and back up lights. A little while ago one of them went out, and they don't carry that bulb anymore. The replacement for it is now $40. No thanks.
     
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    I would have just bought another of the same bulb, but since they changed it, the new one will probably not match the other side. ( it has a different number of led's on it,which will probably be brighter). Plus, I'm really not feeling paying $40 for 1 stinking bulb.
     
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    Exactly, especially if they are part of a pair and you want them to match.

    Then you have someone like Coachbuilder David, he warrantied a part, didn't have to pay shipping, nothing, within an hour of me just sending him a pic, I didn't even need to dig up a receipt. Service like that I'll always support his company and recommend his parts.
     
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    When I select the ALED it ask if low beam or high beam, I thought my 07 was low and high
    beam combined in one bulb?
     
  21. May 27, 2018 at 6:22 AM
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    I recently replaced every bulb on the exterior and interior of my 2018, with a variety from Amazon, for roughly the price of one pair of VLED V6s.

    I had purchased bulbs for the rear turn signals and despite what was said on Amazon they caused hyper flash. To fix I actually purchased the resister banks from VLEDS and they are a fantastic value. 10 bucks each, come with simple wire taps, and nice and flat to mount to the body and transfer heat. I highly recommend them.
     
  22. Jun 14, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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